Ridley Keeps Focus Routs Springfield
FOLSOM : Friday night was the perfect trap for the Green Raiders not only were the Green Raiders entering Friday night Central League match-up against their rivals Springfield Cougars as the fourth ranked team in AAAA according to PA Football News but it was also homecoming and the Green Raiders were coming off a scare from Penncrest but they also have a showdown with the Garnet Valley coming next week. Thanks to Jalen Randolph, four touchdowns the Green Raiders were able to roll pass the visiting Cougars 40-6 at Phil Merion Field. ”It was a little tough but our coaches did great job always reminding us to do what we got to do every week there’s no give me games.” Is what Randolph would say about the difficulty of keeping the focus.
The Green Raiders would strike first on their first drive of the game when Shahid Smith would plunge in 8 yards out capping a six-play 60-yard drive
The Cougars would cut the Green Raider lead to one by capitalizing on Sam Dixon-Dugan by going down the field on the legs of star running back Matt Craig. Craig accounted the 48 yards the Cougars needed to score including his highlight reel touchdown run that cover 43 yards. When it was all set in done Craig finished with 172 yards on 23 carries. That marked the fifth time this season that Craig has gone over 135 yards.
The Green Raiders would respond on their ensuing drive when they drove 50 yards on four plays before Randolph was able to get to the corner and take it in from 27 yards out.
On the next Green Raider drive the Green Raiders would add to their lead when Randolph would cap a five play 64-yard drive with his 11-yard plunge. The extra point would be no good giving the Green Raiders the 20-6 lead.
The Green Raiders would add to their lead before half when Colin Masterson sneaked his way in from a yard out giving the Green Raiders the 26-6 halftime lead.
The Green Raiders would pick up right where they left off as on the opening drive of the second half the Raiders would drive 60 yards on five plays before Randolph punched it from 6 yards outs.
On the next Green Raider drive, they would need only four plays to punch it as Masterson connected with Randolph for a 44-yard touchdown. Randolph would finish the game with 9 carries for 85 yards to go with one catch for 44 yards.
Up next for the unbeaten Green Raiders is a date with Garnet Valley Jaguars.
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